Paul Wingfield played the majority of his Junior Rugby at Leigh East, moving to Ince Rose Bridge in his Under 18's season. He was signed by Warrington, and played in the Super League prior to moving to Leigh Centurions.
Local rugby league enthusiast and journalist Dave Parkinson has joined the club in a newly created Press and Media Manager role.
Dave, until recently the voice behind Leigh Centurions TV, and a regular contributor to the Leigh Observer, linked with the club midway through last season, initially to film first team games for analysis purposes for Head Coach Paul Wingfield and with a brief of increasing the club's local media exposure. Although his commitments elsewhere took him away for an extended period in late summer, the club were pleased to bring Dave back in an expanded role.
2017 will see him look to develop existing media channels at the club, adding his experience of written communication and expertise of audio and video that will hopefully enhance Leigh East even further.
His previous written credits include League Express, League Weekly, Leigh Journal, Leigh Reporter, Bolton News, Yorkshire Post and the Yorkshire Evening Post amongst others.